This month we'll be showcasing a range of projects from within the ArtsTech community. Come see what your fellow ArtsTechies have been up to in 2010 as they present their products, projects and case studies. We'll hear from a diverse group of 7-10 speakers who will deliver short form presentations or demos of their work.
Informal networking: 8:15-10pm
Beer and snacks are being generously provided by Pivotal Labs (http://pivotallabs.com/)!
Natasha Schoonbroodt - Collectrium (http://collectrium.com/)
Collectrium is about finding art, sharing art, and managing an art collection online. We work with collectors, galleries, artists, art organizations, and art fairs. We offer a powerful web tool for art collectors and galleries that enhances virtual interaction around art for fun and profit. Our revolutionary mobile product - "The App That Knows Art" - is being used by top international art fairs and thousands of art enthusiasts worldwide.
Aaron Buzali - CultureMatchup (http://culturematchup.com/)
CultureMatchup is an event-based social network community for people who enjoy and support the arts as well as a new fund raising tool for arts organizations. CultureMatchup offers members a one-of-a-kind platform to find event companions and arts organizations can engage members as well as raise funds when they invite their patrons to join the site.
Tahir Hemphill - Hip Hop Word Count (http://tahirhemphill.com/portfolio/wordcount.html)
The Hip-Hop Word Count is a searchable ethnographic database built from the lyrics of over 40,000 Hip-Hop songs from 1979 to present day. The Hip-Hop Word Count describes the technical details of most of your favorite hip-hop songs. This data can then be used to not only figure out interesting stats about the songs themselves, but also describe the culture behind the music.
Laurence Lafforgue - ArtWeLove (http://shop.artwelove.com/)
Founded in 2008 by fine art enthusiast and Internet entrepreneur Laurence Lafforgue, ArtWeLove editions aim to facilitate the access to the best of contemporary art. The premise is that online distribution and the improvement of digital reproduction techniques make it possible for a wide number of people to access and collect art affordably. All ArtWeLove projects are unique collaborations with some of the most vibrant voices in contemporary art. ArtWeLove has also made it a point to help people understand the artist’s perspective by creating short-segment video interviews with each artist and an innovative learning platform.
Scott Carleton - Artsicle (http://www.artsicle.com/)
Artsicle is an e-commerce web application designed to improve access to original, contemporary art. Our beta site, launched in early December, showcases 11 artists and over 100 pieces of work.
Jeff Crouse - Unlogo (http://www.jeffcrouse.info/projects/unlogo/)
Unlogo is a web service that eliminates logos and other corporate signage from videos. On a practical level, it takes back your personal media from the corporations and advertisers. On a technical level, it is a really cool combination of some brand new OpenCV and FFMPEG functionality. On a poetic level, it is a tool for focusing on what is important in the record of your life rather than the ubiquitous messages that advertisers want you to focus on.
Lisa Niedermeyer - Jacob's Pillow Dance Interactive (http://www.jacobspillow.org/Virtual-Pillow/)
How can you offer meaningful experiences for hard core dance fans and at the same time entry points for those new to dance or outside of the "dance bubble"? Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival tackles this question with the development of an interactive video website 'Jacob's Pillow Dance Interactive', part of a larger 'Virtual Pillow' initiative to engage online audiences.
Michael Lascarides - Infomaki (http://journal.code4lib.org/articles/2099)
Infomaki is an open-source, lightweight usability testing web application developed by the New York Public Library to learn more about how its patrons use its web sites. Michael will give a quick overview of what it does, what the NYPL has learned from it, and how you can use it for your own organization.
About the Venue/Sponsor:
Pivotal Labs (http://pivotallabs.com/) create great software. We've developed products for multi-billion dollar companies and for early-stage startups. We've worked with the sharpest entrepreneurs and the top VCs. We build industrial strength code from Day One, which is why the biggest names in the web world have sought our expertise. Working together, we develop applications and institute development practices that enable them to scale their businesses to meet rapidly increasing consumer demand. We bring that same level of expertise and joint development to every project we work on, and we can bring it to your product as well.